Can Syndicate Revitalize Assassins Creed?


Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was finally revealed yesterday in a bold PR move from Ubisoft. After the lukewarm reception of the bug-plagued Unity, developers Ubisoft Quebec needed to come out with all guns firing – but can they give the series the boost it needs or are the game playing public suffering from Creed fatigue?

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Solid Microsoft Brings The GAMES at E3

phil spencer e3After enduring much criticism after last year’s showing at E3, Microsoft have had to go back to the drawing board and return with a revamped image, and a console with a stellar line-up of gaming titles strong enough to win the ongoing “console war”. In recent months, Phil Spencer (head of all things Xbox) has spoken frequently about keeping the company’s focus on the most important aspect of any console, the games, but was this just rhetoric, or has he, and Microsoft Game Studios as a whole, been able to back up his bold words…

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Review: Assassins Creed 4 – Black Flag


Love it or hate it, Assassin’s Creed is back – this time with added pirates! After the franchise stumbled with the disappointing Assassin’s Creed 3 last year, does Edward Kenway steady the ship? It’s a pirates life for reviewer Dave Green… Continue reading

Top 30 Games Of The Generation: 12 to 7


The final 12. Any of the games on our Top 30 list are genuinely excellent games, an argument could be made for any of them to be the very best, but these final entries are special. Read on after the jump to see which ones made it into positions 12 to 7. You can catch up with 30 to 25 here, 24 to 19 here and 17 to 13 hereContinue reading

Feature: What Do We Want From Games?


Have you ever sat on the sofa, office chair or throne staring into the screen of your television or monitor as no games spin in your PC or Console tray, quietly waiting for a perfect reality and your dream game to appear? Let us step into this zany, creative world where a Utopian games developer has stepped forward to conform to your every need. What do we want from games? Rory Mullan investigates… Continue reading

FATcast 03: Bionicle of War

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The Low Fat Gaming team returns on another FatCast! This week the guys tell us their darkest secrets about Dark Souls, hate on Max Payne 3, reveal which Lord of the Rings character they’d be and find some troubling merchandise in Australia…

All this and more inside – download it here!

Friday Feeling: STRONG Sequels


As we continue to celebrate the forthcoming release of BioShock Infinite, this weeks Friday Feeling takes a look at the strongest of the strong sequels. We’re only looking at 2nd entries in this feature but we’re confident you’ll agree…

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Tag-Team: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Part 2

Doug McCormack sails in with Tag-Team: Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag Part 2; after Dave was unimpressed in Part 1, this installment sees us look at the positive side of the title and there’s certainly much to be excited for…

It's a pirates life for us!

It’s a pirates life for us!

If I told you that in development right now there’s an open world adventure starring pirates – what would your reaction be? If I suggested that it was a completely free-form adventure where you captain a vessel, sail a vast and populated Caribbean from Jamaica to Nassau; partake in naval battles, seamlessly inter-meshed with hand to hand combat, would you be excited? What If I were to add that you can visit over fifty towns, coves, hidden ruins and jungles developed by a massive team with a proven track record shipping AAA open world adventures- would you be eager to pre-order? What if I told you it’s yet another Assassin’s Creed game, would your opinion sour? It shouldn’t. Continue reading